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Professor in Midwifery - Research & Head of the Maternal Fetal and Infant

Career Pathway

Career Directions

  • Public Health
  • Research & Development
  • Policy/Strategy Development

Area of Practice

  • Midwifery


  • Education Provider

Job/Role Summary

Successful funding for research, completion of high quality research projects on time and the dissemination of research outputs'.

Leadership and mentoring ECRs, staff memebers, contract researchers and students.

Budget management, education planning and support, administrative tasks (reports, strategic plans, policy contributions, research strategy etc)


Specific qualifications and experience required

Professor, senior management experience, research leadership, proven track record for research funding, doctoral research completions, excellent publication record, REF returnable.


Career Milestones

PhD, Professorship, REF status.


What attracted you to this job?

Research opportuntity to have impact at strategic and operational level.


Enjoyable aspects of the job/role

ECR success in achieving PI status, happy doctoral students, happy contract staff, good team activities, research funding success and high quality outputs, great opportunity to engage with clinical midwifery researchers, developing effective political relationships, undertaking high quality midiwfery research that makes a difference at clinical level.


Challenging aspects of the job/role

Managing staff expectations especially unrealistic ones of some staff re job role and function, working against the odds and feeling NI is unfairly divided when it comes to sharing midwfery education and research.


Important success factors

Achieving PI status for staff, H2020 funding success, clinical midiwfery research projects in every Trust in NI.


Advice for those considering the type of job/role?

Expect challenges everyday, Perseverance is the key. Believe in your dream, pray everyday and do your absolute best with a clear conscience. Remember you cannot be responsible for others actions but you are for your own.


Key skills that can be gained within this job/role?

Leadership skills, liaison experience, negotiation skills and personal insight.


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